720 N Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
JANUARY 10, 2018
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Escondido Chamber of Commerce
Special Guest: San Diego County Treasurer, Tax Collector, Dan McAllister

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Escondido Chamber of Commerce

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Jalapeno Grill & Cantina

7:30 AM - 9:00 AM
Special Guest: Jeff Epp, City Manager
Escondido Chamber of Commerce

7:15 AM - 9:00 AM
J & M's Family Restaurant
Speaker: Vista Del Lago Memory Care Executive Director
Channa Kelly, LNHA, LMFT

Once again, the Escondido Chamber of Commerce honored seven High School Seniors at the Rising Star breakfast held at The Centre. Each of the students, who are selected by the school administrators and teachers, demonstrate character, integrity, love of learning and involvement in school and community activities.

What is unique about most of our Rising Stars are the challenges they have embraced to reach this point of achievement in their young lives.

Take a look at the photo below. Can you spot the gold medalist? The students who learned how to interact with people because it is not natural for them? The students who left behind their country of origin to learn a new language and culture? Or the student who avoided going home, and found their passion in serving others?

Each of them have walked in shoes that many of us would not care to put on. But they do, daily! With laces strung tight, they run the race with perseverance, determination, courage and a winning spirit.

It is an honor and privilege to meet these Rising Stars and those who love them and support their dreams and aspirations.
January 2018 Rising Stars
January 2018 Rising Star Students Zurisadai Munoz from Del Lago Academy,
Hannah Chua from San Pasqual HS, Brian Taylor from Classical Academy,
Carolina Flores from Escondido HS, Gabriel Brown from Orange Glen HS
and Michael Seo from Escondido Charter HS.
About The Rising Star Students of the Month program.
Our mission is to bring the community together to honor local high school seniors for demonstrating character, integrity, love of learning, involvement in school and community activities and/or ability to overcome challenging life circumstances without compromising their education. These are students who make a difference in their home, school and community with sincerity and passion.

Each student is eligible to apply for a RISING STAR scholarship, which has been generously provided by local businesses and organizations who believe in investing in our youth.

To find out more about RISING STAR, go to http://escondidochamber.org/risingstar/
The first Education Committee meeting identified a number of exciting opportunities for both the business community and educators. We started with the question, "What do our businesses need?" The resounding answer was "Resources!". Whether it be information on childcare, filling community service needs or utilizing interns, many of our businesses can benefit by connecting with the right providers. After all, the next generation IS the workforce of tomorrow. The Education Committee will play a vital role in bridging the gap between the education system, our youth and young adults, and the business community. 

What is the best way to bring the educational resources to the forefront of our community? With an EDUCATION SUMMIT , which is being planned for  Tuesday, April 17th.  

If you would like to be a part of the Education Committee, the next meeting will be  Monday, February 12 at noon at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce.

Escondido Chamber of Commerce
| January 11, 2018 | 12PM - 1PM
Special Guest: San Diego County Treasurer, Tax Collector, Dan McAllister
Escondido Chamber of Commerce
| January 16, 2018 | 5PM - 7PM
Want to know more about the Escondido Chamber and how your business can benefit from being a member? Come to our Open House!
| January 17, 2018 | 11:30AM - 1PM
Escondido Chamber of Commerce
| January 23, 2018 | 7:30AM - 9PM
Special Guest: City Manager Jeffrey Epp
J&M's Family Restaurant
| January 26, 2018 | 7:15AM - 9AM
Speaker:  Vista Del Lago Memory Care Executive Director
Channa Kelly, LNHA, LMFT
Winemaking Returns to the
Escondido Vineyard District!
BK Cellars is an urban winery located in Escondido, California. BK Cellars invites you to our air conditioned crystal chandelier tasting lounge in our working winery in Escondido, California in the historic Vineyard District.

News Updates:
Social Hour happens every Thursday and Friday from 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. with $2.00 off flights and glasses of wine!

Enjoy huge discounts on wine bottles, live music, and door prizes! No reservations or tickets required. Just show up!
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January 17, 2018 | 11AM -1PM
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Help us welcome SD Party Rentals to the Escondido Chamber of Commerce. 

Want to be a part of an energetic and dynamic group of people at the Escondido Chamber of Commerce?
The Ambassador Committee would like to meet you. Apply today and save February 1st for the Ambassador orientation breakfast.
Each year at the annual State of the City event, the Escondido City Council recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to improve the quality of life in Escondido through volunteer service. Nominations are now being accepted for the 2018 Escondido City Council awards.
Do you know someone who deserves to be recognized for their service to the community? If so, submit a nomination. Award nomination forms can be obtained on our website at  https://www.escondido.org/council-awards.aspx  (the website also includes a list of past award winners). The deadline for nominations is 5 p.m. on Wednesday, January 24. A sub-committee of the City Council will review all nominations and make its final selection later this month. 

The event is free and open to the public, with an optional breakfast offered for an additional charge. Breakfast tickets can be purchased online at  https://www.escondido.org/state-of-the-city-address.aspx
Looking for a way to learn about the San Diego region’s most valuable natural resource and beef up your resumé?
Join nearly 450 county residents who have graduated from the San Diego County Water Authority’s award-winning Citizens Water Academy by applying for the spring class series. Participants learn how the Water Authority helps protect the region’s $220 billion economy and quality of life for 3.3 million residents through its water supply diversification strategy. Water Authority executives discuss facility operations and maintenance, long-term planning, and water-use efficiency – and they lead a tour of world-class water facilities.
The next three-class series for current and emerging community leaders starts  March 1 . Applications for the free program already are flooding in, and they will be  accepted through  February 12 .A second academy for 2018 is planned for South County in the fall.
Click here   for more information or to submit a nomination  for the 2018 classes.